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Mentoring Resources: Parents & Caregivers

Any caring, involved adult can be a young person’s mentor. Some mentorships are pairings made by organizations. Other matches are made informally by people who coach, teach, or support your child because of his or her relationship with your family.

Developmental Assets research tells us that the greater the number of caring adults in a child’s life, the higher the likelihood that the child will thrive. A good mentor-mentee relationship takes time to develop. As the parent or caregiver, you play an important role in helping this special friendship grow, whether or not you have much direct contact with your child’s mentor. Use our strength- and evidence-based mentoring resources to help enhance your child's relationship with his or her mentor, and increase the likelihood that your child receives the strengths and supports needed to succeed.

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Great Group Games : 175 Boredom-Busting, Zero-Prep Team Builders for All Ages
This best seller offers 175 fun games and activities that will gently disband group-busting cliques, help newcomers feel welcome, and turn your participants into friends who can count on each other.

Price $16.95
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Propellers: Quick Questions to Launch Good Conversations
Propellers: Quick Questions to Launch Good Conversations
Start meaningful conversations with youth in a flash, any time or place, with 160 thought-provoking questions about: school, friendship, family, money, the future, plus icebreakers.

Price $14.95
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Great Group Games on the Go: 50 Favorite Team Builders
Brilliantly packaged as a carry-anywhere card deck, Great Group Games on the Go is a must-have for every youth worker, camp counselor, teacher, or trainer. And with game names like “Zoom,” “Two Truths and a Lie,” and “Blob Tag,” who could resist?

Price $12.95
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Great Group Games for Kids : 150 Meaningful Activities for Any Setting
Great Group Games for Kids : 150 Meaningful Activities for Any Setting
This engaging collection of 150 creative, asset-based activities is especially for elementary-age participants to teach them about concepts like teamwork, integrity, self-esteem, and creativity.

Price $16.95
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Groups, Troops, Clubs, & Classrooms: The Essential Handbook for Working with Youth
This book features dozens of strategies for activating and sustaining young people’s innate strengths and skills so they can become positive forces for self-realization and community betterment.

Price $15.95
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Conversations on the Go: Clever Questions to Keep Teens and Grown-Ups Talking
Encourage great youth-adult conversations with Conversations on the Go. Filled with intriguing questions, guaranteed to stretch the imaginations and bring out each others' personality and true self.

Price $9.95
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Parent, Teacher, Mentor, Friend
Parent, Teacher, Mentor, Friend: How Every Adult Can Change Kids' Lives
This inexpensive, conversational book reveals the importance of high-quality relationships in the life of a young person. Every adult has the power to make a difference in young lives.

Price $8.95
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